In Memory Of Two Dogs And A Car

I spent this past Saturday night burying a dog. Well, 3 am Sunday morning, but still. The dog was this charmingly dumb but very sweet little Pomeranian named Beezus. Around two weeks before that, one of my other dogs, a shaggy terrier named Dirty Girl, died when I was en route to go drive the GT500. In short, it's… » 5/28/12 4:00pm 5/28/12 4:00pm

Volkswagen Golf Cabrio returns, field hockey girls rejoice

The 2012 VW Golf Cabriolet's returning after a long absence, much to the excitement of bossy private school girls who play field hockey and haunt your dreams. It's slightly shorter than the Eos and, hopefully, cheaper. Europe only, for now. » 2/23/11 12:00pm 2/23/11 12:00pm

Fiat 500 Cabrio: Tradition!

The new Fiat 500 Cabrio, spotted for the first time, appears to keep tradition alive with a top that maintains the sardine can roof-line of the original Topolino. » 1/16/09 1:00pm 1/16/09 1:00pm

Live Shots of the A3 Cabriolet

Our man in Bologna snapped these shots of the brand new A3 in brilliant white, looking very much like what we saw earlier. It's so bright, the spokesmodel in the picture can hardly look at it. As a reminder, the A3 vert is getting a pair of gas engines and two diesels with a power range from 105 bhp to 200 bhp.… » 12/05/07 9:15am 12/05/07 9:15am

Audi A3 Cabriolet


Audi seems to think good things come in three as they've just revealed the third body style of their A3 — the Audi A3 Cabriolet. The new A3 'vert features a fabric dropping top, and four engines available at the European launch — two gas engines and two diesel, with a range of power running from 105 bhp to 200 bhp.… » 11/30/07 8:15am 11/30/07 8:15am

2009 BMW M3 Coupe Convertible

We know BMW plans on dropping a hard-top 3 Series Coupe cabrio and we've been told it'll be coming to the Geneva Auto Show this winter. Heck, we've even seen some spy shots to prove it. But none have come this up-close and personal as these shots taken by young spy photographer RoAnSa. We're now very much looking… » 11/27/07 3:45pm 11/27/07 3:45pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Brabus Ultimate 112 Smart Fortwo

Shrinking the t-top Pontiac Firebird concept down to a road hugging turbo minicar is the Brabus Smart Fortwo Cabrio. Touted as a true city sports car by the Smarts, the diminutive urban block carver features a searing orange paint job and cabrio top that folds away in seconds. The rest of the roof stows away in a back… » 9/12/07 12:30pm 9/12/07 12:30pm

BMW 1-Series Coupe Cabrio

Most of the prototypical BMW 1-Series coupes spotted heretofore have been hardtops disguised as convertibles (reasoning?). But new shots of the 1-Series cab emerged this week, indicating the One will indeed have a cloth roof, not some mass-accruing retractable hardtop. We're expecting a full-on launch of the new coupe… » 8/09/07 11:45am 8/09/07 11:45am

BMW M3 Cabrio, Near Production

Retractable hardtop for a bit more rigidity? Check. Last vestiges of spy-thwarting disguise? Check. High-revving V8 causing forward motion? Apparently so. Hans-Joachim Stück behind the wheel pounding out apexes? Probably not. But still, that's the BMW M3 cabrio, mutable hardtop affixed, rounding the Nürburgring on a… » 7/05/07 7:11am 7/05/07 7:11am

Spy Photos; More M3, Sans Top

Well, look what popped up in Augsburg. It's the BMW M3 gone topless. Better to hear that new V8, we'd imagine, though keeping that toupe affixed may be of extra concern to some midlife-crisis buyers. It'll be slightly heavier than the coupe, thanks to typical body strengthening, which means a slightly slower… » 6/19/07 10:45am 6/19/07 10:45am

Over the Back Fence: Audi RS4 Convertible Coming to the US?

The proper chaps at Automobile offer a glimmer of hope for those lamenting the Europe-only status of Audi's RS4 Cabriolet. According to one unnamed product planner, the book may not be closed on a US version. No similar ghost of a chance for the RS4 Avant, you wagoneers. A 420-hp Avant won't be coming to the parking… » 4/20/07 11:53am 4/20/07 11:53am

Spy Photos: BMW 1-Series Coupe

The German motoring press allegedly confirmed the Audi A3 for production today, and coincidentally, AutoExpress caught its Municher competitor, the BMW 1-Series cabrio coupe. Spied during testing outside BMW's Munich headquarters, and likely following a traditional breakfast of wei wurst und weissbierthe, the… » 3/28/07 11:13am 3/28/07 11:13am

Ein Schmall Cabrio: Audi A3 Convertible Confirmed

German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports Audi's A3 cabrio is a go. That means the coming 1-Series cabrio from BMW will have a partner for the cover story on small droptops you just know is forthcoming. Further word has it the S4 will come sans roof. Both are expected to launch in 2008 for the 2009 model year.… » 3/28/07 8:11am 3/28/07 8:11am

Droptop C'eed: Kia to Show Concept Cabrio in Geneva

If it's the Geneva show, Kia is virtually bound by law to show some manner of C'eed concept car. This year it's the ex_cee'd cabrio, a prototype designed by Peter Schreyer, Kia's new design boss. If you'll remember, Schreyer created the Bauhaus-inspired first-gen Audi TT coupe. Now, he's charged with giving Kia a… » 2/23/07 11:00am 2/23/07 11:00am

Spy Photos: Even More on the BMW 1-Series (2-Series?) Cabrio

It might be the BMW 1-Series or the 2-Series, but either way a new entry Bimmer is coming to the US, and 2Addicts has a new set of spy shots as evidence. The photos arrive courtesy of spy shooters Hans Lehmann, et. al., from points cold and northward, and show with new clarity the cabrio that first broke cover last… » 2/04/07 1:36pm 2/04/07 1:36pm

Those Damn Gallardo Tweakers: IMSA's Lamborghini GTV Spyder

Designer Holger Mohr's tuning shop IMSA (no relation to the International Motor Sports Association) started out outfitting new Lamborghinis with body gear and wheelage. Then, earlier this year, the company launched the GTV, which added engine, suspension and AWD tweaks — uprating the Lambo's V10 to 610 horsepower.… » 1/22/07 12:18pm 1/22/07 12:18pm

Camaro Convertible Concept Works Its Way Down The Winding Road To The…

We know it takes a while to bring a concept from the show to the showroom floor, but the General sure is taking its sweet-ass time bringing the new Camaro to market. I mean, come on — 2009? Wasn't it introduced as a concept in the 14th Century? Apparently, they haven't quite gotten the whole instant-gratification… » 12/29/06 10:06am 12/29/06 10:06am

Spy Photos: 2007 Brabus Smart Cabrio

Despite the arrival of the first US Smart Fortwo models in 2007, Europeans will still have one Smart up on the Yanks. That is, the Brabus-tuned Smart. With the current Brabus Black Star 101 ending production with the 2006 model, the company's working on its tuner version of the next-gen Fortwo, which spies have… » 12/22/06 10:48am 12/22/06 10:48am

Spy Photos: 2009 Mini Convertible

My love of the Mini has been documented in more places than I ever hoped possible, so of course I'm excited to see BMW already well underway on plans to make a more-precise version of the Mini cabrio for the adoring masses of micro machine lovers. Although the mule in the photos is relatively complete-looking, the… » 12/08/06 9:21pm 12/08/06 9:21pm

Spy Photos: BMW M3 Retractable Hardtop

These new spy shots from the photographic ether known as the Brenda Priddy organization show the next-gen BMW M3 in retractable droptop form — a vehicle some say should reside near poseur (or footballer) in the Merriam-Webster/OED. Still, it's the first we've seen of the 400+hp hard(ish) top model, though it won't… » 12/08/06 6:43am 12/08/06 6:43am